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The 2nd France-Morocco Culinary Diplomacy Meetings at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

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The second edition of the France-Morocco Culinary Diplomacy Meetings opened on Thursday, September 22 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, with the aim of highlighting the historical ties and fraternity between the two countries around the values of sharing and peace.

Present for the occasion, Moroccan and foreign diplomats, including the ambassador, permanent representative of Morocco to Unesco, Samir Addahre, general consuls of Morocco in France, as well as French officials, in addition to members of the Moroccan community established in Paris and its region.

In words of circumstance, various speakers, in particular, the co-founders of the eponymous association, Naima Sifer and Rachid Saïdi, the permanent representative of Morocco to Unesco, the vice-president of the National Assembly, Naima Moutchou, and the vice-president of the Ile de France region, Farida Adlani, underlined the importance of culinary diplomacy and the messages it disseminates to contribute to the influence of peace and cultures.

Cooking has always been a bridge between the past and the future, hence the essential role that training schools can play in both Morocco and France to perpetuate the ancestral culinary traditions of both countries while bringing them up to date, they said.

They also welcomed the holding of this kind of meetings in a highly symbolic place like UNESCO, insofar as these days contribute to the conciliation between Morocco and France, by allowing contact between gastronomy professionals from the two countries. (chefs, producers, caterers, restaurateurs, and hotel managers, in order to exchange expertise and create new partnerships).

Culinary shows are organized for two days, meetings with renowned chefs from both countries, as well as meetings between guests, chefs, craftsmen, institutions, public figures, and lovers of gastronomy and cultural exchanges, round tables, and artistic encounters will also take place in this event.

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